Contributed Photo: From left, Neveah Pompeo and Kiara Schroeder, winners of last year’s DAR scholarship from Safford High School, are shown reading their patriotic essays at a special event during Constitution Week of 2019.
Patriotic essays must be submitted by August 25
SAFFORD – The Gila Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is offering three scholarships (one $500 and two $250) to students of any grade level attending one of the high schools in Safford, Thatcher or Pima and taking EAC dual enrollment, general education classes. This also applies to homeschooled students at the high school level. The money from the scholarships can be used to offset expenses for books and tuition.
Since part of DAR’s mission is to promote an understanding of American heritage in today’s young people, the awarding of this scholarship will be based on the submission of a short, patriotic essay. The deadline to submit an essay is Aug. 25. With the deadline being only a few weeks after school starts and submission highly competitive, applicants are encouraged to work on their essays during the summer.
For further information and updated guidelines for the essay, contact DAR Gila Valley Chapter member, Bonnie Briscoe at 928-428-5904, other chapter members, or any high school guidance counselor in the school districts listed above.